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Posted Jan 22 2009 9:54am

Breast milk provides a lot of advantages for the young infant.

1. Breast milk contains a number of anti-infective factors like lactoferrin,lactoperoxidase,lysozyme,complements,interferons,immunoglobulin A,interferons etc.

Immunoglobulin A[igA] forms a coating over the infant gastro-intestinal tract thus prevents the infective bacteria to come into contact with the infant gastro-intestinal tract, thus preventing the occurrence of gastro-enteritis.

Interferon has anti-viral properties.

2. Breast milk is rich in vitamin D, thus prevents the development of scurvy & rickets.

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